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November 8, 2012

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Fresh Track: Adam Green & Binki Shapiro “Collage”

by @thoughtontracks

Last month, we featured “Here I Am” the debut single from Adam Green and Binki Shapiro‘s forthcoming self-titled LP. “Here I Am” was the type of gorgeous bedroom folk that falls neatly within any rational expectations for an album from the co-founder of The Moldy Peaches and the indie songstress/heartthrob. Yesterday, the duo dropped “Collage” – a track that shatters and exceeds any and all expectations affirmed by “Here I Am.”

On “Collage,” Green and Shapiro wrap a restrained pop melody around bold horn charts, perfectly placed strings and an undercurrent of polyrhythms. The track culminates in a cacophony of distortion and dissonance between the strings and horns, reminding listeners that the two big D’s that have come define the indie sound have their origins in work by modern composers like Liszt and Schoenberg. Green and Shapiro use color to coat their lyrical canvas: “Blue for the blue I feel when I’m feeling down…”, “Green for the eyes…”, “Red for the light / Gotta stop this thing / Find a song to sing that has everything / That I meant to say…”.

Collage” is a jam that legitimizes my excitement over this record. Green and Shapiro’s self-titled debut will be released on January 29. Pre-order your copy of the LP via Amazon. Listen to “Collage” here:

Written by Rob Peoni

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